What's Happening?

Williams-Thomas Funeral Homes is pleased to offer a wide variety of both on-going and seasonal events. We invite you to return often to see what’s coming up on our calendar. If you’d like to keep up-to-date, we invite you to visit our social media pages.

October Events

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 to Friday, September 6, 2019

    IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON THE

     1st Friday each month (EXCEPT AS N0TED BELOW *) at the:

    First United Methodist Church

    P.O. Box 475

    248455 W Newberry Road

    Newberry, FL 32669

    352-472-4005



    7-10 pm first Friday of each month except July
    This month, October, has a Halloween theme. Adults and children are encouraged to come in costume


    10/4/2018 – 11/2/2018 – 12/7/2018

    1/4/19 – 2/1/2019 – 3/1/2019

    4/5/2019 – 5/3/2019 – 6/7/2019

    NO JULY – 8/2/2019 – 9/6/2019

November Events

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Friday, November 2, 2018 to Friday, September 6, 2019
    FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE

    IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON THE

     1st Friday each month (EXCEPT AS N0TED BELOW *) at the:

    First United Methodist Church

    P.O. Box 475

    248455 W Newberry Road

    Newberry, FL 32669

    352-472-4005



    7-10 pm first Friday of each month except July
    This month, November 2nd, has a Thanksgiving theme.  
    Reverse door prize this month: Please bring a canned good or prepackaged food for the food pantry.

    Attached is a jpg for your newsletters, announcements, etc. and a flyer to print and share.


    11/2/2018 – 12/7/2018

    1/4/19 – 2/1/2019 – 3/1/2019

    4/5/2019 – 5/3/2019 – 6/7/2019

    NO JULY – 8/2/2019 – 9/6/2019




December Events

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Friday, December 7, 2018 to Friday, September 6, 2019
    FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE

    IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON THE

     1st Friday each month (EXCEPT AS N0TED BELOW *) at the:

    First United Methodist Church

    P.O. Box 475

    248455 W Newberry Road

    Newberry, FL 32669

    352-472-4005

    7-10 pm first Friday of each month except July
    This month, December 7th, has a Christmas theme.  
    DOOR PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE BEST "UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER

    PLEASE BRING A WRAPPED WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT IF YOU WANT TO PLAY OUR CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE

    Please see attached flyer

    .

    12/7/2018

    1/4/19 – 2/1/2019 – 3/1/2019

    4/5/2019 – 5/3/2019 – 6/7/2019

    NO JULY – 8/2/2019 – 9/6/2019




August Events

  • August Hawthorne Library Branch Events
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 to Tuesday, August 27, 2019
    Summer at the Library - Floridingers Go To Outerspace
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Thursday, August 01: 11:00am - 12:05pm
    AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS)
    Come to an exciting, interactive, 3D reading of the FLORIDINGERS book series by author, Gordon Halleck and illustrator, Perdita Ross. A book reading using black-light and 3D glasses lets the audience experience books in a whole new way! After the reading, we'll have an interactive art activity where budding artists can create their own fun characters from scratch!
     
    Book Club - Hawthorne Bookish Sort Book Club
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Thursday, August 01: 5:30pm - 6:45pm
    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Join the Bookish Sort Book Club for fun, food, and lively discussions!
     
    Family Summer Sizzlers - Enjoy a movie with us!
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Friday, August 02: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: ALL AGES
    Enjoy a recently released to DVD family movie! The Lego Movie 2
     
    the art lab @ HAW: Watercolor Painting
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Mondays, August 5, 12, 19, & 26: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Explore your creative side this summer! Registration Required.
     
    Stranger Things at the Library
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Tuesday, August 06: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (10-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Calling all Stranger Things fans! Crafts and Eggos at the library! Join us at the library for some end-of-summer fun! We'll have Stranger Things themed arts & crafts plus Eggos for snacking. All ages 10+ welcome!
     
    DIY Tassels
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Wednesday, August 07: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Ever wondered how to make your own tasseled accessories? Come learn how at the library! Join us in the meeting room this afternoon for some DIY fun! We'll teach you how to make tassels you can add to a key chain or backpack zipper.
     
    Storytime
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Thursday, August 8, 15, 22, 29: 10:30am - 11:15am
    AGE GROUP: TODDLERS (1-3 YEARS), PRESCHOOL (3-5 YEARS), BABIES (1 AND UNDER)
    Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplays, art, music and puppetry for people identifying with age 5 and under and their caretakers.
     
    Yoga Stretch - with Caroline Anaya
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Thursday, August 8, 15, 22, 29: 5:55pm - 6:55pm
    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore places -- You'll feel much better! Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya is a MS certified Yoga instructor with over 20 years’ experience teaching yoga.
     
    Paper Ninja Stars
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Tuesday, August 13: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: ALL AGES
    Be a ninja for an afternoon and come make origami ninja stars at the library! Join us in the meeting room for some ninja arts and crafts! Bring your friends and learn how to make origami ninja stars!
     
    Paper Airplane Challenge
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Wednesday, August 14: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS)
    Come learn how to make all sorts of paper airplanes at the library! Can you create the airplane that will fly the farthest? Join us in the library meeting room for an afternoon of paper airplane crafts! We'll have over 30 different designs to choose from and all paper supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity!
     
    Game Night
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Tuesday, August 20: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS)
    Wii games, board games, card games, and more! Come join us for a night of fun and games! We will have games of every kind for all ages to enjoy - Wii games, board games, and card games!
     
    SHINE Counseling
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Thursday, August 22: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    SHINE offers advice by trained counselors that is unbiased, confidential and free. Individual sessions are designed to help those eligible for Medicare understand their choices and options.
     
    Tools to Quit Tobacco - Quit Your Way
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Tuesday, August 27: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Do you smoke? Do you dip? Do you want to quit? Suwannee River Area Health Education Center presents a program designed to help you quit tobacco use. Call 866-341-2730 for required registration.
     
  • 2019-2020 Family Friendly Karaoke Schedule
    Friday, August 2, 2019 to Friday, June 5, 2020
    Community Event 2019-2020 Family Friendly Karaoke Schedule  

    FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE - first Friday monthly (except July)

    All welcome, singers and none singers alike; Open to the public. 
    No church affiliation needed  

    IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON THE 1st Friday each month (EXCEPT AS N0TED BELOW *) at the: 
    Newberry United Methodist Church 
    P.O. Box 475 
    24845 W Newberry Road 
    Newberry, FL 32669 352-472-4005 (Next to Hardee’s) 

    7-10 pm first Friday of each month  
    Potluck dinner at 7 pm  

    Upcoming dates  

    Sept 6. Back to school and 9/11  

    Oct 4 Halloween (costumes encouraged)  

    Nov 1 Thanksgiving  

    Dec 6 Christmas  

    Jan 3 50’s/60’s sock hop  

    Feb 7 Valentines  

    March 6 St Patrick’s 

    April 3 spring and Easter  

    May 1 Mother’s Day  

    June 5 Father’s Day /patriotic  

    July no event  

    Feel free to tip the KJ (Cowboy Mike) and/or bring food/snack to share 
  • Hawthorne Branch Library Events 08/19/19 to 08/25/19
    Monday, August 19, 2019 to Sunday, August 25, 2019
     
    Don’t forget Cooking From Your Garden tomorrow 3-4 PM.
    Tools to Quit Tobacco held Monday August 25 at 4-6 PM requires reservations:call 866-341-2730.
     
     
    Artist Trading Card Swappers of Hawthorne - Come craft with us
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room     Monday, August 19: 5:30pm - 6:45pm
    AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Join the Hawthorne ATC swap and create your own masterpieces, meet/connect with other enthusiasts, and discover the world of trading art cards! Learn new techniques with us.
     
    Game Night
     Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room     Tuesday, August 20: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS)
    Wii games, board games, card games, and more!
     
    Storytime
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room     Thursday, August 22: 10:30am - 11:15am
    AGE GROUP:  TODDLERS (1-3 YEARS), PRESCHOOL (3-5 YEARS), BABIES (1 AND UNDER)
    Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplays, art, music and puppetry for people identifying with age 5 and under and their caretakers.
     
    SHINE Counseling
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room     Thursday, August 22: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    SHINE offers advice by trained counselors that is unbiased, confidential and free. Join Judy Archey for individual sessions designed to help those eligible for Medicare understand their choices and options. Please bring with you: Medicare Card and Social Security Card; A print-out of medications from pharmacy or bottles; Proof of annual household income to determine whether you qualify for extra help; MUST HAVE driver's license or photo I.D.; Any letters from Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid which you may have received. Walk-ins are welcome on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Hawthorne Branch Library or call the Elder Care Helpline to schedule an appointment at another location or time: 1-800-963-5337.
     
    Yoga Stretch - with Caroline Anaya
    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room     Thursday, August 22: 5:55pm - 6:55pm
    AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore places -- You'll feel much better! Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya is a MS certified Yoga instructor with over 20 years’ experience teaching yoga.
     
     
     
     
  • Oakmont's Annual Back to School Bash
    Saturday, August 31, 2019 : 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Oakmont's Annual Back to School Bash

    • 8.31.2019
    • Oakmont's Annual Back to School Bash (August 31, 2019 from 11:00am 2:00pm) benefits both local schools as well as the Child Advocacy Center! School supplies will be collected and donated for children in need within the Alachua school system and monetary donations will be collected to help the Child Advocacy Center break the cycle of child abuse in Alachua County and meet the needs of abused children in our community.
    • Event Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/oakmont/back-to-school-bash-at-oakmont-charity-event/381400729230104/

September Events

  • Hawthorne Branch Library Events for September
    Sunday, September 1, 2019 to Monday, September 30, 2019
    Thank you for helping us spread the word about these events: 
    The Library will be closed Monday Sept 2 for the Labor Day Holiday
     
    CREATEspace: Knit and Crochet
    Tuesday, September 03: 4:30pm - 5:45pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Gather with us to work on your projects while chatting with like-minded crafters or work on a group project to donate. Cheri is happy to teach the art of knitting and crochet to interested learners. All skill levels welcome. Bring what you're working on to share what you know or learn from us while enjoying the company of other crafters. Cheri Westbrooks will lead this group that meets the first Tuesday of each month to share ideas and offer support for each other’s creative endeavors.
     
    Storytime
    Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19, & 26: 10:30am - 11:15am
    AGE GROUP: TODDLERS (1-3 YEARS), PRESCHOOL (3-5 YEARS), BABIES (1 AND UNDER)
    Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplays, art, music and puppetry for people identifying with age 5 and under and their caretakers
     
    Hawthorne Bookish Sort Book Club
    Thursday, September 05: 5:30pm - 6:45pm
    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Join the Bookish Sort Book Club for fun, food, and lively discussions! All are welcome! Even if you haven't read this month's selection join us to see if the book is to your liking! See our blog for our list of upcoming reads and events.
     
    Art STUDIOspace
    Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, & 30: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Work on your art project with us! We will start the fall with a creative flourish by hosting a space for getting your art work done. We will have paper, watercolor and acrylic paints, and brushes here for you to use, so all you need is your creativity.
     
    Decorate with Egg Cartons
    Tuesday, September 10: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Transform trash into beautiful home decor! Join us at the library for an afternoon of arts and crafts! We will teach you how to take cardboard egg carts and transform them into decorative roses you can use throughout your home!
     
    Make a Cardboard Octopus
    Thursday, September 12: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: ALL AGES
    Learn how to make your very own octopus out of cardboard! Join us at the library for an afternoon of arts and crafts! We'll teach you how to make a silly octopus out of ordinary cardboard tubes! All supplies will be provided.
     
    Yoga Stretch - with Caroline Anaya
    Thursdays, September 12, 19, & 26: 5:55pm - 6:55pm
    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore places -- You'll feel much better! Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya is a MS certified Yoga instructor with over 20 years’ experience teaching yoga.
     
    Artist Trading Card Swappers of Hawthorne - Come craft with us
    Monday, September 16: 5:30pm - 6:45pm
    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    Join the Hawthorne ATC swap and create your own masterpieces, meet/connect with other enthusiasts, and discover the world of trading art cards! Learn new techniques with us on the first and third Monday of most months (Library is closed Monday Sept 2).
     
    Talk Like A Pirate Day - Ahoy, matey. Join us for pirate fun!
    Tuesday, September 17: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS)
    Discover your pirate name, make your own cardboard Parrot, and talk like a pirate with us! We'll play a pirate trivia game too!
     
    Game Night
    Tuesday, September 24: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS)
    Wii games, board games, card games, and more! Come join us for a night of fun and games! We will have games of every kind for all ages to enjoy - Wii games, board games, and card games!
     
    The Emperor's New Groove
    Wednesday, September 25: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    AGE GROUP: ALL AGES
    Come to the library for an afternoon of movies and crafts! Join us in the meeting room for a showing of the movie The Emperor's New Groove! We will also have movie related crafts and recipes for any who are interested! All ages are welcome.
     
    SHINE Counseling
    Thursday, September 26: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)
    SHINE offers advice by trained counselors that is unbiased, confidential and free. Join Judy Archey for individual sessions designed to help those eligible for Medicare understand their choices and options. Please bring with you: Medicare Card and Social Security Card; A print-out of medications from pharmacy or bottles; Proof of annual household income to determine whether you qualify for extra help; MUST HAVE driver's license or photo I.D.; Any letters from Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid which you may have received. Walk-ins are welcome on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Hawthorne Branch Library or call the Elder Care Helpline to schedule an appointment at another location or time: 1-800-963-5337.
     
  • Highland Missionary Baptist Church 51st Homecoming
    Sunday, September 8, 2019
    Highland Missionary Baptist Church 51st Homecoming
    Event Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

    Additional Info: Highland Missionary Baptist Church at 2620 NE 15th Street, Gainesville will celebrate its 51st Homecoming service on Sunday, September 8, 2019 starting at 10:30 a.m. Growing Stronger, Growing Deeper, Reaching Higher. Lunch to follow services.
  • Swamp Chomp
    Thursday, September 12, 2019 : 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Swamp Chomp
    Thursday, September 12
    6:00-9:00 pm at First Magnitude
    Hosted by Coach Jenny Rowland, UF Gymnastics
    Food provided by Mayflower Cellars
    Benefiting our amazing girls!

    Christi Arrington
    Executive Director | Girls Place, Inc. 
    2101 NW 39 Avenue | Gainesville, FL 32605
    (352) 373-4475
    www.girlsplace.net @girlsplaceinc #gp1p
  • Primary Purpose Club Yard Sale
    Saturday, September 14, 2019 : 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Club Love Fundraiser Fall Yard Sale
    Get Ready for the Holidays!!

    All Proceeds Go To Supplies and Literature for PPC

    Contact: Bo Dee 904-450-0576

    See Attached Flyer

October Events

  • Gainesville Gone Memphis
    Thursday, October 24, 2019 : 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    ·Gainesville Gone Memphis
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     Additional Info:Celebrating its 11th anniversary October 24, 2019 from 6:00pm-10:00pm, Gainesville Gone Memphis is the annual signature fundraising event benefiting the Child Advocacy Center, a local nonprofit dedicated to serving abused, neglected, or trafficked children throughout Alachua County. This event will be held at the Santa Fe River Ranch's brand new and stunning venue, Valley View. Gainesville Gone Memphis is an evening of live music, live and silent auctions, food and friends. We hope you'll consider joining us this year!
    Attire Casual country, western wear, boots and blue jeans are welcome!The event will be inside and outside so be sure to bring a light jacket or sweater in case it's a bit chilly!
    https://cacgainesville.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/GainesvilleGoneMemphis2019/About/tabid/1062808/Default.aspx

  • Autumn Paint Out for Fair Oaks Foundation, Inc.
    Sunday, October 27, 2019 to Saturday, November 2, 2019
    • Autumn Paint Out for Fair Oaks Foundation, Inc.

    • October 27 - November 2 2019

    • Save the dates of October 27 - November 2nd 2019 for the Fair Oaks Foundation, Inc. Invitational Autumn Paint Out. The paint out will feature Fair Oaks and surrounding Evinston locations in North Central Florida. Invited artists will paint the rustic landscape of the area. The paint out will culminate on Saturday November 2nd with a gala event in the art tent. Sales will benefit the artists and Fair Oaks Foundation, Inc.